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SERAPID Adds Staff Members

SERAPID, Inc. has welcomed four new employees to the company since the beginning of 2010. Brian Kattleman, Chris Evitts, Tom Zhang, and Rich Wodnicki have all joined the team.

Mr. Evitts and Mr. Zhang are part of the engineering team, while Mr. Kattleman is in the marketing department working on graphic design and animation. Mr. Wodnicki is in sales focusing on industry and stamping.

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Named to Product Specialist Group

To better serve an expanding range of exclusive, high tech products, TMB announced the addition of Erica Frost to its Product Specialist Group. Ms. Frost’s primary role will be working in TMB’s 24-hour Tech Support Group, with additional product training responsibilities.

Based in London, she joins TMB’s global staff of Tech Support and Training specialists, assisting customers with simple to complex technical issues, helping turn ideas into reality. Always interested in sound, video, and lighting, Ms. Frost gained years of hands-on experience as a crew member on live productions of all kinds and as an audio engineer in studios and clubs. She earned her BS degree in Live Event Technology at the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff after two years at the University of Salford in Manchester, where she graduated from its HND Audio and Video Systems program.

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Performs Key Role at Emerson

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Performing Arts/Media Facilities Planning and Design, was a key member of the design team for Emerson College’s Paramount Center reuse project with Elkus/Manfredi Architects.

Following the success of the team’s previous collaboration on the renovation of the Cutler Majestic Theatre and the multi-venue Tufte Performance and Production Center, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander provided theatre consulting and sound, video, and production communications design for the redevelopment of the Paramount Theatre and the adjacent Arcade Building. This is the former site of the Bijou Theatre and B.F. Keith’s Theatre, the first vaudeville theatre to use electric lighting. The project is a combination of adaptive re-use, renovation, and new infill construction including a 596-seat proscenium theatre that occupies the footprint and recreates the original art-deco finishes of the 1,500-seat Paramount Theatre which originally opened in 1932 as a movie theatre.

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Held Contest for Calendar Photos

For its 2011 calendar, Theatre Projects Consultants wanted to showcase the insider’s perspective on its work, so it held a competition to be part of the calendar.

The firm sought interesting, artistic photos taken in any space its ever worked on, anywhere in the world. See a cool architectural detail? An unusual angle on technical equipment? A performance shot taken from a non-audience perch? How about a support space in full pre-show flurry? The company asked photographers to capture that image and tell why it struck them.

The competition was open to anyone – and the first prize was $500. Deadline for entry was August 15. 

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